Senator Moorlach To Offer CPA's Response to Governor's May Budget Revision

Trained as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner, Moorlach Earned National Praise for Guiding Orange County out of Bankruptcy
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sacramento -- Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) will provide instant analysis and commentary on the Governor’s May Budget revision Thursday morning.  Senator Moorlach is uniquely qualified to discuss the state budget:

  • The State Senate’s only Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • A nationally recognized government budget, finance, and fiscal policy expert.  His adept financial moves have been chronicled in college level textbooks throughout the nation. 
  • Gained nationwide prominence 20 years ago when he correctly forecast Orange County’s looming bankruptcy.  Appointed to fill the Treasurer-Tax Collector position, Moorlach’s prudent fiscal moves swiftly led Orange County out of bankruptcy. 
  • Served 12 years as Treasurer Tax Collector and 8 years on the County Board of Supervisors.  Elected in March 2015 to serve in the 37th Senate Seat.


Thursday, May 14, approximately 10:30 am, or at the conclusion of the Governor’s remarks.


California State Capitol, outside the Governor’s Press Conference, Room 1190


Tim Clark (916) 346-6551

Press Contact: Amanda Smith @ 714-662-6050,

State Senator John Moorlach is a nationally recognized budget, finance, and fiscal policy expert. Moorlach graduated from CA State University in Long Beach in 1977, passed the C.P.A. exam in 1978, and completed his studies for the Certified Financial Planner designation in 1987. He earned a Certificate in Public Finance from the University of Delaware, Division of Continuing Education in 1995, the Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) in Employee Pensions in 1999 and the Trustees Masters Program in 2003 through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the New Supervisors Training Institute in 2007 from CA State University in Sacramento in cooperation with their Center for California Studies.